This book, first published in 1988, assembles a key pool of references in English to help study the ‘Japanese economic challenge’ of the 1980s. Collectively, these writings chronicle the historical, social and cultural background of Japan’s spectacular industrial take-off. They describe, analyse and interpret the diverse manifestations of Japan’s economic growth.
1. Glossary 2. Sources of Periodical Articles 3. Topical Guide 4. Reference Materials: Books 5. General Works: History, Society, Culture, Foreign Relations 6. Background to the Japanese Economy 7. Industrial Policy 8. Trade and Trade Relations 9. Labor, Social Policy, Employment, Women 10. The Japanese Corporate World 11. Japanese Management 12. Productivity, Quality, Quality Control 13. Dimensions and Considerations of the Japanese Economic Challenge 14. Response to the Japanese Economic Challenge 15. Author Index
This set examines a vast range of topics covering all experiences of business and economics from across Asia. Dealing with early banking systems in China; the industrialisation of Korea and Taiwan; the evolution of Japanese business practices; economic development; protectionist policies; industrial investment; trade; tourism; and a host of other topics, the books collected here form a vital reference resource across a wide subject area.